Our Funds

For more than 55 years, the FM Area Foundation has partnered with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits to create a variety of funds to support our community. Today, we manage more than 300 funds, some with specific purposes, and others that support the community’s greatest needs.

  • Moorhead Community Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Nov 07, 2018 Residents of a growing, energetic community, such as Moorhead, desire an array of park amenities, recreational activities, and artistic and cultural experiences. The FM Area Foundation provides an opportunity for the City of Moorhead to fund more community amenities for our residents and visitors without solely relying on property taxes and user fees through the Moorhead Community Fund! The Moorhead Community Fund will be directed to activities, programs, amenities, and initiatives within the City of Moorhead. Donors may choose to support specific activities or the more general categories noted below. Thank you from the City of Moorhead for your consideration! • K9 Police Dog • River Corridor and Trails • Community Recreation Center / Aquatics • Matson Field Grandstand • Inclusive Playground • Dog Park in south Moorhead • Southside Regional Park Field Lights • Youth Scholarship Fund • Parks and Recreation – General • Arts & Culture – General If you would like more information on any of these initiatives, please contact Holly Heitkamp, City of Moorhead Parks & Recreation Director by phone at 218.299.5515, extension 3, or by email at holly.heitkamp@cityofmoorhead.com.

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  • Moorhead Legacy Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Mar 23, 2017 The Moorhead Legacy Fund is a permanently endowed fund created to support the Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation, an independent, nonprofit dedicated to the continued excellence of the educational experience for all students in Moorhead Area Public Schools ISD 152. Its goal is to support and enhance the ever-changing needs of students, programs and facilities to shape the future of the school district.

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  • Morrie and Ruthie Lanning Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 14, 2018 A permanently endowed donor advised fund created by Morrie and Ruthie Lanning to support community-building initiatives in Moorhead, Minn.

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  • Mortimer and Agnes Wilk Memorial Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Apr 07, 1989 An advised fund that now involves the second generation of the Wilk family, the fund provides support for broad charitable purposes. Mr. Wilk served as the Foundation's first President of the Board of Governors in 1960.

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  • MSUM Alumni Foundation Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Jul 06, 2016 This fund supports projects and programs of the MSUM Alumni Foundation.

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  • Muller Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 13, 2016 A donor advised fund created to support charities as recommended by the donor.

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  • Muriel and Joseph Richardson Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 2015 This fund shall support arts in the Red River Valley, including fiber arts; environmental research, education, and scientific demonstrations with emphasis on sustainable energy and agriculture; women's health, education, and safety; and civil rights as recommended by the donor.

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  • Muriel C. Vincent Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Oct 21, 2013 This designated fund provides support for the First Baptist Church Fargo, N.D.

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  • Neil and Nancy Jordheim Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 2011 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Neil and Nancy Jordheim Pass-Through Gift Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 07, 2018 A non-endowed fund set up by Neil and Nancy Jordheim to support their charities of choice.

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  • Nelson and Denis Richardson Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 16, 2015 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Niehaus Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 2016 A donor advised fund created to support charities as recommended by the donor.

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  • Noel I. and Judith A. Fedje Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: May 01, 1986 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors. Currently supports the Read to Lead program at Madison Elementary.

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  • Nokomis Endowment Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jun 07, 1994 The dedicated board and supporters of the Nokomis Day Care Centers created this fund as a perpetual endowment for the agency.

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  • Noridian Employees Credit Union - CoreLink Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jul 01, 2012 The Appreciation Recognition Committee will award grants to area nonprofit organizations.

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  • Noridian Employees Credit Union - Noridian Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jul 01, 2012 An advisory committee will determine and recommend charitable allocations.

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  • North Dakota Association for the Disabled Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Nov 12, 2004 An endowment fund to support the North Dakota Association for the Disabled, a nonprofit whose purpose is of assisting people with diabilities in the state of North Dakota, many of whom are not eligible for services from other agencies.

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  • North Dakota Automobile and Implement Dealers Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jun 27, 2014 This fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Otis S. Olson Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 1998 This fund, created by Mr. Olson and his wife, Barbara, will distribute grant support to a number of designated charities that have special significance for their family.

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  • Otto Haakenstad Charitable Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Mar 24, 1986 Established as an advised fund by Otto Haakenstad, the founder of Western States Life Insurance, the fund provides scholarships to students in the masters of business administration program at NDSU.

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